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Major Eric Olsen <br />Army champlain
Major Eric Olsen
Army champlain

Iraq Diary, pt. 11: Firing Back at an Elusive Enemy

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Over the last four months, New York's National Guard soldiers serving in Iraq have faced deadly rocket and mortar strikes. The attacks have tapered off in recent weeks, in part because of a campaign to hit back at insurgents. As our Iraq audio diary series continues, Army Chaplain Major Eric Olsen spends a night with a mortar crew hunting enemy attackers on the perimeter of an Army base north of Bagdad called Camp Orion.

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Brian Mann
Adirondack Bureau Chief

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